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Notable Wednesday Option Activity: CMG, EL, VRSN


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Among the underlying components of the S&P 500 index, we saw noteworthy options trading volume today in Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (Symbol: CMG), where a total of 8,224 contracts have traded so far, representing approximately 822,400 underlying shares. That amounts to about 60.1% of CMG's average daily trading volume over the past month of 1.4 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $330 strike call option expiring March 16, 2018 , with 700 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 70,000 underlying shares of CMG. Below is a chart showing CMG's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $330 strike highlighted in orange:

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Estee Lauder Cos., Inc. (Symbol: EL) saw options trading volume of 9,572 contracts, representing approximately 957,200 underlying shares or approximately 56.4% of EL's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.7 million shares. Particularly high volume was seen for the $135 strike put option expiring April 20, 2018 , with 6,023 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 602,300 underlying shares of EL. Below is a chart showing EL's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $135 strike highlighted in orange:

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And Verisign Inc (Symbol: VRSN) saw options trading volume of 6,127 contracts, representing approximately 612,700 underlying shares or approximately 56.1% of VRSN's average daily trading volume over the past month, of 1.1 million shares. Especially high volume was seen for the $125 strike call option expiring April 20, 2018 , with 2,847 contracts trading so far today, representing approximately 284,700 underlying shares of VRSN. Below is a chart showing VRSN's trailing twelve month trading history, with the $125 strike highlighted in orange:

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For the various different available expirations for CMG options , EL options , or VRSN options , visit StockOptionsChannel.com.

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The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.



This article appears in: Investing , Options
Referenced Symbols: CMG , EL , VRSN



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